Spitfire Pilots Notes – RAAF Aircraft 1945

Spitfire Pilots Notes – RAAF Aircraft 1945

Pilots Notes for Spitfire Mk. VII & VIII – R.A.A.F. Publication 443
Excellent Scanned copy. 41 pages scanned as High resolution TIF images and then digitally cleaned page by page. Packed with invaluable data including Front, Port & Starboard cockpit photographs. Manual printed in March 1944 by the RAAF printing Unit in Melbourne. This manual also includes the pages which are missing from other versions of this manual available elsewhere ( The numbered key to the Instrument panel illustration and the Fuel system diagram ). Guaranteed to be the best copy of this manual available anywhere.


Part I – Descriptive
Fuel, Oil and Coolant Systems
Fuel Tanks
Fuel Cocks
Fuel Pumps
Fuel Contents Gauge and Pressure Warning Light
Oil System
Engine Coolant System
Intercooler System
Main Services
Hydraulic System
Electrical System
Pneumatic System
Aircraft Controls
Trimming Tabs
Undercarriage Controls
Undercarriage Indicators
Flap Control
Wheel Brakes
Flying Control Locking Struts
Engine Controls
Propeller Control
Supercharger Controls
Intercooler Protector
Radiator Flap Control
Slow-running Cut-out
Idle Cut-off Control
Cylinder Priming Pump
Ignition Switches and Starter Buttons
Ground Battery Starting
Hand Starting
Carburettor Air Intake Control (Mk. VIII)
Pressure Cabin (Mk. VII aircraft)
Automatic Valve
Air Supply
Cabin Hood
Cabin Ventilators
Cabin Instruments
Operation of Controls
Other Controls
Cockpit Door
Identification Lamp
Signal Discharger

Part II – Handling
Management of Fuel System
Starting the Engine and Warming Up F. Mk. VII and VIII (Merlin 61, 63 and 64 Engines)
Starting the Engine and Warming Up L.F. Mk. VIII and H.F. Mk. VII and VIII (Merlin 66, 70 and 71 Engines)
Testing Engine and Installation
Check List Before Take-off
General Flying
Checklist Before Landing
Approach and Landing
After Landing
Beam Approach

Part III – Operating Data
Engine Data – Merlin 61, 63, 64, 66, 70 and 71
Flying Limitations
Position Error Corrections
Maximum Performance
Economical Flying
Fuel Capacities and Consumption

Part IV – Emergencies
Undercarriage Emergency Operation
Hood Jettisoning
Forced Landing
Failure of Pneumatic System
First-aid outfit

Part V – Illustrations
Instrument Panel
Cockpit – Port Side
Cockpit – Starboard Side
Fuel System Diagram

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